Ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean appeared on Fox News yesterday to admit that her sex tape does indeed exist. “It was the biggest mistake of my life! I was sending my boyfriend at the time, who I loved and cared about, a video of me. I was a teenager at the time and never did I ever think it would come out.” TMZ, who claimed the footage was “too racy” to distribute online, says it was used by the Miss California producers to shut down her lawsuit against them.
In her book, Still Standing—with a forward by her interviewer Sean Hannity—Prejean blames her earlier comfort with nudity on the media. “Unfortunately, pornography has become mainstreamed…the envelope of what seems acceptable seems to get pushed farther and farther as more and more people are exposed to this material. The result is that girls grow up in a culture where it is hard to have an innocent, healthy, normal view of themselves, how they should behave, how they should act, and how they should dress.” Guess it took a slam from Perez Hilton to teach her otherwise.
Watch her interview with Sean Hannity after the jump. Turns out he doesn’t think sexting is that big a deal, as long as it’s between two people in love.
Despite claiming she’d “take responsibility” for the sex tape, and that tabloids need to “stop it,” Prejean told Today that the footage was part of a “7-month conspiracy to try and silence” her. And it’s possible. It’s also possible that she’s simply not the only person trying to exploit her fifteen minutes of fame.